Elko County Chapter Nevada Archaeological Association
August 4th at 7 p.m. in the classroom at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Members and Friends will have the August meeting this Friday.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please give Tim or Donna a call at 738.6269 or email.
If I’ve missed anyone on the email list, please pass this on to them or anyone who might be interested.
April 24 6:45—8:45 PM: Southern Nevada Rock Art Foundation Meeting,
Guest Speaker Jerry Dickey, “In Pursuit of Rock Art: East Mojave
to the Grand Canyon, REI Store Summerlin, Las Vegas
April 26 12:00—1:00 PM: BOASGrad Brown Bag Lecture Series, Guest
Speaker Dr. David Rhode, DRI, “Ancient Caves and Stone-Boiled
Goat in Northern Mongolia”, UNR Campus AB 531.
April 29 5:00—9:00 PM: BOASGrad Boas Bash, Pub & Sub, Reno
May 3 12:00—1:00 PM BOASGrad Brown Bag Lecture Series, Guest
Speaker Leo Demski, UNR MA Student, “The Luxury of Cold—
The Natural Ice Industry in Boca, California: 1868-1927”, UNR
Campus AB 531.
May 10 6:30 PM: Am-Arcs Speaker Series, Guest Speaker Shaun
Richey, UNR Grad Student, Stout Conference Rm, DRI Reno
May 10 7:00 PM: Archaeo-Nevada Society Meeting, Guest Speaker
Bryandra Owen, Knight & Leavitt Associates, Building K
Rm 248, West Charleston campus, CSN
July 22 TBD: NAA Summer Board Meeting, TBD, Tonopah
Rock Art Researchers to
Gather in Redmond, OR
Where: The Lodge at Eagle Crest, Redmond OR
When: June 1 – 5, 2017
Who: American Rock Art Research Association
Registration and conference information: http://arara.org/conference.html
Contacts: Conference Coordinator: Monica Wadsworth-Seibel
Redmond, OR—The American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) will convene its 2017
rock art symposium June 1 – 5 at the Eagle Crest Resort, near Redmond, Oregon. ARARA is
America’s preeminent rock art organization, whose members explore the many facets of rock
art – the study of prehistoric markings found on stone in natural landscape settings. The yearly
conference attracts scholars from around the country and internationally, who come together
to share research, images and ideas about rock art traditions from the Americas and
With a rich abundance and diversity of rock art sites nearby, Redmond is the perfect city for
hosting this important annual research conference. Presenters will discuss painted pictographs
and pecked petroglyphs, many found on public lands, in several identified styles, such
as Columbia Plateau, Columbia River Conventionalized, Great Basin, North Oregon Rectilinear
and Yakima Polychrome. The lovely Deschutes River runs right through the conference property.
The conference is open to all—professional archaeologists, avocationalists, and the interested
public alike. Students in particular are welcome! Student attendees receive free registration,
and student presenters receive a stipend to attend.
For those who register for the conference, ARARA offers two days of guided field trips on (June
2 and 5) to a variety of intriguing area rock art sites. Attendees discover the richness of the local
rock art heritage while enjoying the spectacular Oregon countryside. Presentations on current
rock art research form the centerpiece of the meeting (June 3 and 4). Other special cultural activities
are planned throughout the conference, including social events and vendor offerings of
rock art related merchandise.
In addition, two public lectures are planned at 2112 NE 4th Street in Bend.
June 1: Robert David, a Klamath Tribal member, will speak on “The Rock Art of Petroglyph Point,
Lava Beds National Monument.”
June 2: Archaeologist Angelo Fossati, Director of the Italian archaeological cooperative Le Orme
dell’Uomo, will speak on the “The Rock Art of the Ice Man”. These lectures begin at 7:30 pm,
and are open to all—admission is $5.00.
The research presentations kick off the morning of June 3 with a session dedicated to the rock
art of Oregon and then expand to cover rock art in other parts of the U.S. and the world. Details
of the agenda can be accessed at http://arara.org/conference.html as we get closer to the